I am a boot whore, I have more pairs than I count, and I love finding new brands that as well as looking pretty are also actually good for my poor battered feet. This month I was asked to test out a pair of boots from Germany’s biggest shoe retailer, Tamaris, which as well as being glittery, so on trend with the equestrian buckles, they also have the brands exclusive ANTIshokk technology in-built. I know fancy right!
Of course I jumped at the chance – new boots that sparkle, absorb shock energy when you walk, and that can be worn all day without hurting no matter how much walking you do – had to be tested.
To be honest it did seem a little too good to be true, so I threw the biggest challenge a fashion journalist has – seeing how they cope during press day season, second only to fashion week for the amount of walking and standing around I do.
Granted I don’t understand why these boots are comfortable, I could give you some techie jargon such as they are constructed with pneumatic chambers and core stabilisers, which is all true, but what I do understand is that these beauties really took on my challenge and impressed me.
A typical press day schedule for me is around 5-6 events, an average of 10 mins walk between each venue across London, up and down the escalators at the tube, as well as the actually standing around catching up with my favourite PRs and looking around all the beautiful collections – as well as being fun it s also tiring and normally I do these busy days in flats, so it was nice to wear a bit of a heel and still feel great at the end of the day.
Like with all new shoes/boots you have to wear them in, at first they pinched a little on the toes, but the ache that normally comes in the heel and the sole never came, and I wore these boots three days in a row without any major problems, which is basically unheard of.
I am not going to bore you with all my looks while I tested my new boots, but over the past month I have worn them with a maxi skirt, a kick flare dress, and teamed them on numerous occasions with jeans – I was surprised by how adaptable they were.
My favourite look had to be teamed with my skinny jeans, a funky colourful cardigan, and my winter-warmer duffel coat. Don’t you just think the colour of the beige and glitter works really well with blue? I also love how these boots gives a casual look an edge.
What do you think – could you see yourself wearing these glittery beauties?